Zoya Hussain is an Indian actress, writer and director who predominantly appears in Hindi films. She got recognition for her role in Mukkabaaz, directed by Anurag Kashyap.

Zoya Hussain
Born1990 or 1991 (age 33–34)[1]
Delhi, India
Years active2017 – present



Zoya Hussain was born and brought up in Delhi.[2] She started her career as an actress with the film Mukkabaaz.[3][1][4] She first met Anurag Kashyap for the script she had written and wanted Anurag to give his feedback on the same. But Anurag didn't find the script and approached Zoya for playing a role in his next Mukkabaaz.[5] Regarding her role in the film, Raja Sen of NDTV stated that "Zoya Hussain is great in an excessively demanding part, mute but loud as can be, the feistiest heroine we've had in a while".[6]


Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Language Notes
2017 Mukkabaaz Sunaina Mishra Hindi Won—Best Actress at Ashu chavdaJagran Film Festival
Nominated—Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut
2018 Teen Aur Aadha Sulekha Hindi
Namdev Bhau: In Search of Silence Tara Hindi
2019 Laal Kaptaan The Widow Hindi [7]
2021 Kaadan/ Aranya/ Haathi Mere Saathi Aruvi/Arvi Tamil
Ankahi Kahaniya Tanu Mathur Hindi Anthology[10]
2024 Bhaiyya Ji Mithali Hindi

Web series

Year Series Role(s) Network Ref(s)
2021 Grahan SP Amrita Singh Disney+ Hotstar [11]
2024 Big Girls Don't Cry Aliya Lamba Prime Video

Music videos

Year Title Artist References
2018 "Cold/Mess" Prateek Kuhad [12]
2021 "Break Free" When Chai Met Toast" [citation needed]


  1. ^ a b Team, ELLE India. "Meet Zoya Hussain, Anurag Kashyap's newest muse". Elle India. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  2. ^ IANS (6 January 2018). "Training in theatre helped me to act in Mukkabaaz: Actress Zoya Hussain". Cinestaan. Archived from the original on 29 October 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  3. ^ "When Mukkabaaz filmmaker Zoya Hussain wanted to direct Anurag Kashyap". India TV News. 2 January 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  4. ^ Goyal, Samarth (16 January 2018). "Mukkabaaz actor Zoya Hussain: Earlier, mute characters in films were mere caricatures". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  5. ^ "When Zoya Hussain wanted to direct a film with Anurag Kashyap". Deccan Herald. Press Trust of India. 2 January 2018. Retrieved 12 June 2023.
  6. ^ Sen, Raja (11 April 2019). "Mukkabaaz Movie Review: Vineet Kumar Singh Shines In Anurag Kashyap's Greatest Film". NDTV. Retrieved 12 June 2023.
  7. ^ PTI (28 March 2018). "'Mukkabaaz' star Zoya Hussain teams up with Saif Ali Khan". GulfNews. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Mukkabaaz actress Zoya Hussain to star in Haathi Mere Saathi?". Deccan Chronicle. 3 February 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Mukkabaaz actress Zoya Hussain to star in Haathi Mere Saathi?". Deccan Chronicle. 3 February 2018.
  10. ^ Khurana, Archika (17 September 2021). "Ankahi Kahaniya Review : A Delightful Anthology Of Love And Emotions". India Times. Retrieved 17 September 2021.
  11. ^ "Pavan Malhotra, Zoya Hussain to star in Disney+ Hotstar series 'Grahan'; trailer released". Mid-Day. 10 June 2021. Retrieved 26 June 2021.
  12. ^ Taank, Shagun (21 January 2020). "Singing sensation Prateek Kuhad reveals why 'Cold/Mess' is special to him". ANI News. Retrieved 15 February 2022.